Deadline: Friday, 4.15.16, 9:00 AM
The Meyerhoff You+ Graduate Fellowship supports professional development for outstanding graduate students who identify financial, social and critical resources relevant to their practice and articulate how, where and why access to these resources will help them reach their professional goals. This fellowship will nurture the work of students as they begin to redefine professional practice in their fields. Click here for application information.
North Avenue Knowledge Exchange Snow Date: February 6!
Saturday, 2.6.16, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Click here to register and see full workshop schedule. Seats available on first come, first serve basis!
Hoffberger Sponsors Drawing Marathon! 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (drop in anytime)
Hoffberger MFA students are excited to announce that we will be hosting a drawing marathon as part of the Station North Knowledge Exchange! Please join us for a day of "drawing" (you define)! This time, we are working less with charcoal, and more with ink, white acrylic, markers, colored markers, etc. - i.e. less dusty materials. All of these materials will be provided, but we would also love for you to come with your own materials and your own mode of engaging with the idea of drawing (i.e., sculptural, installation-based, etc.). We want this "drawing installation/marathon" to be much crazier than the last! Hope you'll join us -- but also consider attending some of these other events too!
THESE ARE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW
FLIV Woodshop, Ground Floor, Lazarus Center
Hours: See woodshop webpage for full hours
After getting a BFA in Sculpture and an MFA in Woodworking/Furniture Design, I worked as a fabricator for Yeager Design/Fabrication building finely crafted architectural elements and furniture in a variety of materials, including metal and wood. I left there in 2011 to start my own fabrication business where I had many problemsolving adventures in fabrication, working with all sorts of artists to design and build mounts and displays for their work. Now, I find myself here at MICA, where I would like to use my experience to help the students solve their own fabrication problems.
Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Hours: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Weekdays, 12:00 - 5:00 PM Weekends
Patrick Hunt is a PEM alum and now serves as the MICA Graduate Research Lab (Grad Lab) Coordinator. He has earned a Bachelors in Computer Science and has a background in Audio Engineering. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Lab, he teaches many of the Grad Lab Workshops and is available by appointment to help assist you with technology questions. See Grad Lab's website for more information!
When: Thursday, 1.28.16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (TONIGHT!)
Where: FLIV Woodshop, Lazarus Center, Ground Floor
Instructor: Ann Walsh
This workshop will cover everything from what wood to buy and how to correctly build large and small stretchers and panels through to why you should primer your panel on both sides.
Grad Lab: Tech for Exhibitions
When: Thursday, 1.28.16, 7:30 - 10:30 PM (TONIGHT!)
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
So you spent weeks or months creating video, audio and other multimedia artworks. How do you go about showing it? This workshop will cover some important aspects of displaying media/multi-media based work in exhibitions. The workshop will cover what types of equipment are available to you for exhibitions, and how it is best utilized.
Career Development: Nike Information Session
When: Friday, 1.29.16, 12:00 PM
Where: Leake Hall
Andy Croll, recruiter for NIKE, will discuss internship opportunities at NIKE on January 29th at 12 noon in Leake Lecture Hall. He'll show a brief presentation, but most of the hour will be spent with an open discussion on NIKE Design, anticipated internships and what NIKE looks for when hiring designers. All students welcome!
When: Thursday, 2.4.16, 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Where: Grad Lab, L504, Lazarus Center
Instructor: Patrick Hunt
In case you missed the first round of Grad Lab workshops that are required to checkout some equipment here is your chance to get access to the Restricted Roles. Roles covered will include Strobes, Panasonic HD, Medium Format SLRs, LED lights, URSA and Z7Us.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
12:00 - 1:30 PM, Falvey Hall
Sponsored by the Undergraduate Painting/Drawing Lecture Series
Cecili Thompson Williams
at 7:00 - 8:30 PM, L 170, Center for Social Design, Lazarus Center
Sponsored by the Center for Social Design
Moving from ideas to action takes both creativity and strategy. Join Cecili Thompson Williams, visiting faculty in the MA in Social Design, for an evening of sharing her work and methods for advancing ideas for effecting positive social change into actionable interventions that maximize social impact. Cecili Thompson Williams is Founder & Chief Strategist at We Divine Water, where she helps change-making clients maximize their results through strategy, communications, & marketing services for missions that are too important to fail. Cecili has over a decade and a half of experience leading mission-driven campaigns with organizations including Amnesty International USA, RESULTS Educational Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and as the former Director of Campaign Strategy at Free Range Studios in Washington, DC. A strong believer in continually building power and capacity, Cecili has trained thousands of campaigners on how to maximize their impact within their organizations and in the world at large. See the facebook event here.
7:00 - 9:00 PM, MICA Place, 814 N. Collington Ave.
Since the Baltimore Uprising, there has been a dramatic increase in people who wish to understand the impact of systemic racism in our city, where people live in racial silos. This talk focuses on the work that An End to Ignorance has done over the past year. J.C. Faulk will guide participants through practical exercises that will deepen understanding related to bias and discrimination, especially as it relates to racism. Since January 2015, hundreds of Baltimore residents have participated in Circles of Voices (CoV), and their experiences have enlightened them about their own biases and given them practical ways to address issues as they arise. They are from all over the city and the groups are an eclectic mix of Baltimore.
2015 was a tremendous year in enlightening the community through CoV, and as a result of the incredible desire for our work, we have also been on the ground with real issues, like police brutality. We have now joined with the West Coalition and Tawanda Jones, the sister of Tyrone West who was brutally murdered by Baltimore police. Through our workshops and advocacy work, we intend to shift the systemic racial dynamic that causes suffering in Baltimore.
J.C. Faulk was born in Washington, DC, and moved to Baltimore seven years ago. He received his master degree from American University in 2006, in Organization Development. His work has mostly been in corporate settings, and over the last year much of his focus has been in academic settings and on the ground in Baltimore through An End to Ignorance. J.C. was in Sandtown as the Baltimore Uprising unfolded in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. The experience opened his eyes to see a Baltimore that lives in the shadow of the Inner Harbor. It is beyond cruel. It is our intent to call this out until it changes.
6:00 - 8:00 PM, Brown 320
Queer Threads Press Release
Sponsored by the MICA Fiber Department
Aubrey Longley-Cook is an Atlanta based artist who's practice combines animation and embroidery, drawing narratives from the dialogue between the two forms and inspiration from the process of building work frame by frame and stitch by stitch. Inspired by GIF culture and queer community, he has documented the faces of Atlanta’s fledgling drag queens, as well as his own queer family through needlepoint portraiture and embroidered animated sequences. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and was honored with a 2014 Emerging Artist Award from Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs. He was a 2013/14 Walthall Artist Fellow and has shown work at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Barbara Archer Gallery, Erikson Clock, Chastain Art Center, Ponce City Market, the Swan Coach House, Gallery 72, MOCA GA, and MINT. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Art Papers, Hyperallergic, Journal of Modern Craft, OUT, Slag Mag, Atlanta Magazine, BURNAWAY, Creative Loafing, and Stitches Magazine.
Queer Threads, Common Ties: An Intersectional Dialogue
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Decker Gallery, Bunting Center
Sponsored by the MICA Fiber Department
Loaded in art-craft hierarchies, feminist herstories, and gender binaries, the history of fiber art and the artists and content in Queer Threads particularly intersect status, access, gender, and race. Featured artist Aaron McIntosh and MICA Fiber faculty will first share a brief history of the Fiber Art movement’s repudiation by the art world and its fight for legitimacy, before being joined by other Baltimore artist-activists concerned with racial equality, feminism and queer rights for an open discussion on the common ties—and loose threads—between making art and making change.
feat. Nara Park '09, Rinehart School of Sculpture
In anticipation of her focus exhibition at Hamiltonian Gallery opening on February 20, Nara will open her studio doors to a small group of guests and guide the audience through her studio practice and recent work. Refreshments will be provided. See website for more information.
The University of the Arts, located in Philadelphia PA, has two full-time (multi-year contract) faculty openings in Graphic Design and Game Art/Animation. The position descriptions are attached and can also be found at the University of the Arts website.
Exhibition Opportunity: Next, A Juried Exhibition for Emerging Student Artists
Deadline: Saturday, 2.20.16
The Rehoboth Art League (RAL), in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware presents this competitive juried group exhibition as we team up with art students from various colleges, universities and design schools in both Maryland and Delaware. This year’s participating schools are: Salisbury University, The Maryland Institute College of Art and the Delaware College of Art and Design. For the past two years this exhibition has been very well-received and drawn large crowds. It has also resulted in art sales! See press release for full information.
Gaining/Losing Control: The Artist and the Book Format
Tuesday, 2.2.16, 5:00 PM
A lecture by Stephen Bury, Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian at the Frick Art Reference Library and a specialist on early 20th-century artists' books. Tuesday Feb. 2, 5:00, Mason Hall (Johns Hopkins Homewood campus*) Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
Call for Proposals: Northern Spark 2016
During Northern Spark, tens of thousands of people gather along the Minneapolis riverfront and throughout the city to explore giant video projections, play in temporary installations in the streets, and enjoy experimental performances in green spaces and under bridges. From dusk to dawn the city surprises you: friendly crowds, glowing groups of cyclists, an unexpected path through the urban landscape, the magic of sunrise after a night of amazing art and experiences. Northern Spark is the one-night arts event people talk about for the rest of the year. See website for full call.
MICA's MFA graduating students from 2010 - the present are eligible. The SMCM-MICA Artist House Teaching Fellow Residency is designed for an emerging artist / teacher to gain early teaching experience with undergraduates within a liberal arts college environment and produce new creative work while in residence. See full press release for more information and application guidelines!